ROCK of AGES

Year Established:
1908
Existing:
Yes
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2009
Photo Credit:
Thomas Tag
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society Archives
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
OFF ISLE ROYALE/LAKE SUPERIOR
Latitude:
47° 52'
Longitude:
89° 18.8'
City / Town:
HOUGHTON
U.S. State:
Michigan
Location County:
KEWEENAW
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. ROCK of AGES
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1908
Tower Construction Material:
STEEL/MASONRY/CONCRETE
Tower Foundation:
CONCRETE PIER/STEEL CAISSON
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
130
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
117
Tower Shape:
CYLINDRICAL "BOTTLE SHAPE"
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1908
Keeper's Quarters Style:
INTEGRAL TO TOWER
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
STEEL/MASONRY/CONCR
Other Structures:
NONE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
190 MM
Original Optic Type:
SECOND ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1910
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017